THE VALLEY NEEDS YOU
PRESERVE THE VALLEY
We are a citizen action coalition, dedicated to engaging and amplifying citizens' voices in
protecting and planning for the future of the Cuyahoga Valley region.
We envision the Cuyahoga Valley as a thriving place for tourists and residents alike
because of its wide range of natural and recreational resources.
DID YOU KNOW?
Cuyahoga Valley National Park was the 7th most-visited National Park in 2020 with 2.8 million visitors, right behind Grand Canyon National Park!
The Cuyahoga River was named the top urban kayak river in North America by USA Today in March 2021. American Rivers named the Cuyahoga River its 2019 River of the Year.
According to the Akron Beacon Journal, residential development around
the park has nearly doubled over the past 50 years.
How is Climate Change Affecting the Valley?
Global warming and development contribute to more frequent Northeast Ohio floods. "Cuyahoga River basin rain gauges show the area now gets 7 more inches of yearly rain than it did in the 1960s," says Paul Cocca, head of the hydraulics and hydrology team in the Army Corps region that includes Cleveland. Regional rainfall has increased an average of 0.12 inches every year, he says, attributing the increase to climate change.
September 9, 2020